President’s Corner:

The provincial medical officer along with the York medical officer has agreed to move to Step 3 on Friday July 16, at 12:01 a.m.  (  

This means that outdoor group size has been increased up to hundred (100).  We encourage your continued support when using all outdoor facilities in a safe manner.  Members may continue to use the indoor washroom facilities.  The tool/equipment room may be accessed through two different methods:  First schedule an appointment to have your bow serviced or Second, if you wish to service your own bow, please reserve your spot online.  This tool/equipment room reservation comes with a shooting lane as well.  You may reserve one of the five indoor shooting lanes through our reservation system


COVID Step Three Summary:  Effective Friday July 16, 2021

  • All outdoor facilities are open to groups 100 or less
  • Washrooms, tool/equipment room and indoor range are open to a limit of 5 individuals. You may reserve the indoor range and tool/equipment room online

The YCB Board acknowledges that everyone has been profoundly impacted by the COVID pandemic.  We are discussing a number of options to ease the pain of all our members as this pandemic unfolds.  We will provide further details when an overall plan has been finalized. 

For everyone’s safety please ensure that you comply with the established protocols including maintaining your distance whenever possible, wearing a mask when required and washing your hands. 


Membership Identification:

Please continue to properly display your 2021 YCB membership badge.  As COVID restrictions lift, we are seeing more and new members enjoying our facility.  This simple act will avoid confusion and allow all members to focus on the sport of archery.


Ontario Provincial Tournaments:

 Archery Ontario has announced the following dates and locations for the Provincial tournaments. 

  •  3D Championship - August 14/15th at York County Bowmen  Register Here
  •  Field Championships – August 21/22nd at Lambton Kent Archers
  •  Target Championships – September 11/12th at Peterborough Archers

You will be able to register for the 3D Championship on the Archery Ontario website.


Work Party – Sunday July 18 at 9:00 am

Please note the next YCB work party is scheduled for Sunday July 18 starting at 9:00 am.  We hold to tweak the 3D targets in both loops as well as execute a general ground and facilities clean up.  In addition, the Youth Development Program would like volunteers to bring their bow repairing kit:  bow squares, clamping pliers, serving string, bow wax and fletching jigs. 

We will be having an appreciation lunch for all work party volunteers at 2:00 pm. 


Please stay safe and see you at the club!


Bela Kutasi
YCB President



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3D Tournament Rules

A 3-D course consists of 20 full sized animal targets distributed at various distances from each other depending on the terrain available. The targets are numbered from 1 - 20 and must be shot in consecutive order. In most competitions there will be a second 20 target course numbered from 21 – 40. Stakes, various distances from the targets, indicate the shooting position for different age and equipment classes. Distances are not marked, judging the distance from the shooting position to the target is part of the challenge. Range finders or cameras are not permitted during any competition. Target sizes will differ depending on the type of animal, although some small animals (mosquitoes or frogs) are enlarged to create a feasible target. Targets will be at different distance from the shooting stakes. The distances may differ from 3 yards to 50 yards. The larger animals are usually used for the longer distances.

The number of archers per group may be between three and five, although four is the preferred number. In the event that one group is holding up the next group on the range, it is courteous to allow the faster group to shoot through. It is important to stay on the marked trails, getting off or going backwards on the trails may be dangerous.

Shooting Process
It is common to use a Shotgun start where groups of archers are assigned a target number to start at. All groups will start shooting on a signal at the same time and shoot targets in rotation to cover all 20 targets. One archer shoots at a time. The order of shooters shall be rotated from target to target. Only one arrow is shot at each target by each archer. Courtesy demands that any chatter is stopped as an archer is at full draw. Ample space must be given to the shooting archer. A time limit of two minutes per shooter is customary. Discussion in regards to yardage is not allowed until all archers have shot this particular target. Arrows are not pulled until all archers have shot. In case of a miss one archer should stay in front of the target while others may look for the missed arrow.

Double scoring is customary during tournaments. Each archer has two score cards. Two of the group of archers are designated to mark the scores on separate score cards while another calls out the scores. The arrows are not to be touched until all agree that the scores are correct. The exact location to score on the animals is marked with indented lines on the body. While these lines are not visible to the naked eye to most archers, binoculars are allowed to determine where the vitals are. Three irregular circles are differentiating scores between an 11, 10 and 8. An arrow touching a line on the outside of the circle counts as if inside the circle. A hit anywhere else on the body except hoofs and horns counts 5 points. Hoofs and Horns count as a miss. In order to score an arrow it must be stuck in the target. Shoot through or bounce-outs must be witnessed by the majority of the group to be scored. All score cards must be totaled and are to be signed by the archer and one other archer of the group before turning them in to the organizer.

Sample Score Card:                                                                                                                 Sample Target:

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York County Bowmen Membership Update

Work Party – Saturday August 7 at 9:00 am

We need another group of members to ensure our 3D course complies with the provincial standards, so we need to invest a wee bit more time on the course.   Your efforts will not only ensure that our 3D field course is top notch but you can accumulate a credit towards the 2022 membership fees.

Again we would like to thank all those members who came out on Sunday July 18 to help.  We removed 10+ years of clutter from various storage areas, ensured the youth program and archery school equipment was ready to roll, rewired the south portable, organized the collection of 3D inserts, revamped the 3D course and generally made the club a better place to enjoy the sport of archery. 


3D Provincial Championship will be held at York County Bowmen August 14/15, 2021

 Registration with Archery Ontario -  Registration Deadline is August 7, 2021

2021 3D Championship Tournament

3D Provincial Championships – August 14/15th:

York County Bowmen will be hosting the 3D Provincial Championships.  Everyone is welcome to register for this event!  There are many categories and age groups to ensure you’ll find a division to shoot.  If you wish to be part of the formal competition, receive an official provincial standing and medals if successful, you need to also be a member of Archery Ontario.   

For YCB members and guests who just wish to meet new archers and have a wonderful time shooting the 3D course, please simply register online.  You can relax and enjoy shooting the championship course while watching others battle for top spot in their respective categories.  

If you’re the competitive type, this is your opportunity to match your skills with archers across the province!  This two day tournament format will be an excellent evaluation for anyone who accepts the challenge.

All participants will be eligible for a post tournament door prized raffle!  There is a growing list of archery products and services to be won!

Registration is now open for the 3D Championship on the Archery Ontario website (URL)

Please note the online registration will end midnight August 7th


Sponsorship Opportunities

 We have contacted a number of archery vendors and clubs to seek sponsorship and/or door prize donations for this event.  In addition to having a pair of large sponsorship banners displayed during the competition, we will provide a Shooting Stake sponsorship (double sided sign 18” x 24” with the sponsor’s logo) installed at an assigned shooting stake position for the duration of the tournament. 

The door prize raffle already has an impressive collection of archery equipment and services.

If you have anyone who is interested in participating in this program, please have them contact Jim Zacher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible.


The YCB facilities are available to members (Guest Restrictions Currently In Place) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The YCB facilities are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We currently have about 200 members including families and support all archery styles from freestyle compound bows to Olympic recurve to traditional instinctive shooting.  Our new clubhouse has six double lanes indoors and our 50 acres of land contains an outdoor target range, a 70m Olympic target, a 14 station field course and two 3D courses with 20 targets (rubber animals) each.  All this is laid out through picturesque mature hardwood and pine forests.

You can become part of our trusting community, too, practicing & developing your archery skills and enjoying comradery with your fellow members.  All we ask is that members be safe, clean up, follow the rules & regs, help out when able and respect all other archers regardless of their skill level and equipment style.  Our club has enjoyed over 50 years of cooperative operation, run by volunteers for the benefit of current members and future archers in the next 50 years.

Membership at YCB is very simple and affordable. If you think about it the membership works out to be $0.80 a day for an adult membership. What else can you do that offers year round access, good friends, fresh air and exercise for such a low price?